Borsheim Crane Service Inc.

Issue FallWint12


There are some firms that limit their work hours, believing that when the clock turns five, work should stop. But not Borsheim Crane Service Inc.

“We are here to provide excellent, prompt and professional service 24 hours a day,” it states.

The Williston, N.D.-based firm has been in the crane business since 1947. “Over time, we have carefully evaluated the market, ensuring our diverse crane fleet will offer equipment that fits all of our customers’ needs,” the company says.

“As the market changes, so does our fleet to support the marketplace,” Borsheim Crane says. “Our equipment and experience means [our clients] will have access to everything [they] need for successful completion of [their] job.”

To ensure success, Borsheim Crane has a full line of state-of-the-art crane equipment for lease or rent. “We offer hydraulic, conventional and crawler cranes from eight-and-a-half tons to 400 tons, plus our newest crane with a 400-ton Liebherr LTM1350-6.1,” the company says. “We also offer heavy-haul trucking, machinery moving, storage facilities, crane inspection, crane repair, engineered lift plans and consulting.”

Essential Expertise
One of Borsheim Crane’s strongest assets is its staff. “Our operators and riggers have worked on every type of job imaginable and each are individually trained and licensed,” it states.

“Our operators are licensed both through the state of Montana and the [National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators],” it continues. “The combination of excellent equipment, skilled operators and competent riggers gives us the ability to offer a higher level of service.”

Its workers also specialize in staying safe. “Safety is our primary focus – for our employees, [our customers’] employees and [their] job site,” the company says.

Taking Care
Borsheim Crane handles a broad range of work through its heavy-haul trucking and storage services. “We take care of everything from start to finish, including special permits, escorting, logistics coordination and even building new equipment to transport [the client’s] freight,” it says.

According to Borsheim Crane, what separates it from competitors in these services is how it strives to ensure there are no surprises and its customers are satisfied. Clients can deal directly with the carrier, which allows more control, reduces errors and provides personalized service.

In Compliance
Borsheim Crane helps its clients stay up to date with its inspection services. “Keeping your trucks, mobile cranes and overhead cranes in work-ready shape is difficult enough without the worry of maintaining the proper OSHA or DOT certifications, as well as compliance with other federal laws,” the company says.

The firm says it can handle all requirements so that its clients’ equipment is in full compliance with the law. “Our professionals can perform a thorough inspection of [the customer’s] cranes and lifting devices and provide the documentation for compliance with annual inspection requirements,” it says. “In addition, if any deficiencies are identified, our technicians are prepared to recommend the best repair solution to keep [the customer] up and running.”

Fair Share
A local organization that represents the people of Borsheim Crane’s industry is the International Union of Operating Engineers – Local 49. Based in Minneapolis, the union was originally formed in 1927.

“We believe that all workers are entitled to a fair and just share of America’s wealth,” the union says. “Trade unions exist because workers want a fair share of the wealth their labor produces. Our sole and only purpose is to advance the welfare of workers and working families.” EMI


Borsheim Crane Service Inc.